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BAZOOKA_Boy Monday, May 2nd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
revies, empire reloader
Marker Setup: Psycoballistics Lightning Deluxe
System X reg
Macro and a Shocktech drop
68/4500 PMI tank
Strengths: Looks
Ease of use
One 9volt
Battery life
Weaknesses: Not fast enough
Review: The Bad:
This hopper is being used on my mech cocker, which I have adjusted to shoot extremely fast, and have a very short pull 2mm, I must say this hopper just isn't fast enough. After I got done adjusting my gun after a cleaning, I fired 5 balls and the 6th ball was choped right in half. They claim it is about 14-15 BPS loader, It is more like a 8-10. When you can do about 13 on a mach cocker problems can arise.

The Good:
This hopper is extremly nice looking, it fits the lines of my gun. As for the ricocheting qualities, I do infact know that they work, never had a hopper hit sence I bought it. I have the LED verson because I want as much juice to go to the motor as possible, for taht reason, the LED version is actually faster by a ball or so. I like the fact that you do not need too many 9volts to run it, but a 12volt would obviously be nicer. The life of the batteries on this gun are tramendous, i Have not changed the batteries, and I have palyed almost every weekend scence I bought it.
Conclusion: The claim that this is the fastest 9volt loader in the world is true, but it is not so hard to beat a 6-8Bps loader that is the VL Quantum. Good for a trilogy cocker, but a faster mech cocker such as mine, an apachie would be nicer. Great hopper for any low end mech gun or trilogy.
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Uziel Gal Monday, May 2nd, 2005 | 3:44 pm PST
"The claim that this is the fastest 9volt loader in the world is true, but it is not so hard to beat a 6-8Bps loader that is the VL Quantum"

The VL Quantum isn't the only 9 volt loader available right now, or in the past. There was the original VL Agitater (basically an old style gravity hopper with a motor attached externally), the VL2000 (basically the same idea, but with the servo now encased in the shell of the hopper), the 9 volt Revolution, the Autofeed, Autofeed Pro and Autofeed Pro Twin (two servos, two paddles, one 9 volt battery) as well as Ricochets own 2K, AK and Rhino. There are no doubt a couple of others that I have forgotten. The 2KX is genuinely faster than any of the above, so Ricochet's claim is not quite as pointless as it seems.

It is possible to obtain 14-15bps from the 2KX in a drop test. Mine certainly does (though I did modify it with a cut down VL Revolution paddle, which seemed to feed a little better than the Ricochet one). Due to the action of the bolt opening and closing on a marker, the feed from the hopper is interrupted, meaning that the speed of a gravity loader drop test cannot be achieved on a marker. This is the case with any gravity fed loader, agitated or not, not just the 2KX. The only way to avoid this stop - start feeding is with the use of a force fed loader.

No disrespect, but I have owned a stock Autococker since 1996, and since then have self assembled another seven Autocockers, trying many of the different components available - I have built up a huge collection of Autococker parts in my spares box. I have used slide frames (one and two finger), most of the available pivoting frames, as well as the E1 (stock and ZeroB boards), E2 and Racegun electronic frames. I have set up triggers to be long, short, heavy, light, smooth, snappy and every combination in between. I've used round and square lugs, and roller triggers as well as roller sears. With all the experimenting that I have done, I honestly cannot believe that you are shooting over 10bps, as this is almost impossible to achieve with a non-reactive mechanical trigger.

To try and shoot faster than 10bps with a mechanical frame is almost guaranteed to lead to short stroking, and that will lead to chops, which is probably where your problems with the 2KX lie. 13bps is much faster than most people realise. With every single trace of bounce removed from an electronic marker (and few markers can remove absolutely all bounce) most people would struggle to reach 13bps, so expecting this speed from the heavier, longer trigger pull of a mechanical marker is unrealistic.
   

tjones Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 | 3:43 pm PST
i agree with Uziel Gal i have been in paintball about 5 years now an have yet to a non r/t marker that will out shoot a my 2kx. even my marker i just mess around with a 98 custom with a response trigger will not out shoot this for almost 2 seconds and its been gold waved at 19 bps and out shot my halo with a speed pulley. ( this is partly because of the feed neck.)
   

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